Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 14604 posts. Searching is done in the search box in upper left corner. I blog on anything to do with stroke.DO NOT DO ANYTHING SUGGESTED HERE AS I AM NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED, YOUR DOCTOR IS, LISTEN TO THEM. BUT I BET THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET YOU 100% RECOVERED. I DON'T EITHER, BUT HAVE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO ANSWER.
Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.
What this blog is for:
Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group. My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html
coming to a close, which means school and work are ramping up again -
and you want your brain to be in tip top shape to tackle important tasks
and projects. Did you know that there are specific foods you can
incorporate into your diet to increase your cognitive abilities such as
focus, memory, problem solving skills and learning?
shown that certain nutrients can enhance brain function by increasing
blood flow to the brain, calming inflammation and battling fatigue.
Here are my top six brain boosting foods to keep you sharp, focused and on point.
1. Beets: These
beautiful root vegetables have tremendous brain boosting potential
because of the natural nitrates they contain. Some studies show
that these nitrates increase blood flow to the brain, enhancing mental
performance. My favorite way to eat beets is to roast (you lose much
fewer nutrients this way than by boiling) and drizzle them with some
extra virgin olive oil, Icelandic flake salt and fresh ground pepper.
Nutritional powerhouses, almonds are high in Vitamin E, heart-healthy
mono-unsaturated fats, fiber and protein. Vitamin E has been shown to
help reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and potentially even the
decline caused by Alzheimer’s. An easy way to eat almonds is to
pre-portion them out (one small handful is the ideal serving size) and
keep them in your car, desk and bag for a healthy snack or to swap out
peanut butter for almond butter.
Fibrous, crunchy celery is a great source of luteolin, a plant compound
that might lower rates of age-related memory loss. Luteolin calms
inflammation and prevents degeneration by inhibiting inflammatory cytokines
in the brain. Celery is an easy food to snack on, and for an added
brain boost, you can add almond butter and goji berries to it - like a
grown up version of bugs on a log.
People either love or hate these little fishes but it’s undeniable that
they are a super food: full of essential fatty acids (EFAs), calcium and
protein, sardines are one of the best foods you can possibly consume.
The EFAs they contain are EPA and DHA, omega-3 fatty acids that act to
bolster communication among brain cells and assist in modulating
neurotransmitters responsible for mental focus as well as calming
inflammation in the brain. EPA and DHA also increase brain levels of the ‘good mood’ chemical, serotonin. Bonus: the mercury content in sardines is one of the lowest in any fish.
chocolate: The key here is choosing good quality chocolate that has 70%
or more cacao content. The flavonols in dark chocolate improve blood vessel function,
and thus increase brain blood flow. This can enhance memory, cognitive
function and alertness. Dark chocolate also boasts brain stimulating
caffeine and theobromine, which can help with short term cognitive
6. Green Tea: Polyphenols in green tea are thought to be neuroprotective and are being studied
as therapeutic agents with the potential to alter brain aging
processes. Green tea contains caffeine, though only about a third of the
amount in a cup of coffee, which can also provide a short term mental
boost. My favorite way to increase my intake of green tea is by eating
these natural mints that contain one cup of green tea in three mints.